Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Eco-Pecha Kucha at the Frontier Café

Maine people show how their organization or business sustainably manages natural resources and models green practices in 6-minute presentations, Thursday, February 18 at 6:30 PM at the Frontier Café, Gallery & Cinema, Ft. Andross, 14 Maine Street, Brunswick. Adopt-a-Loon, Androscoggin Brunswick-Topsham Riverwalk, Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, Cathance River Education Alliance, The Lobster Conservancy, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, National Parks Service, Cold River Vodka and Shelter Institute join in this program of information and inspiration. Gaius Hennin, P.E. will be presenting on the merits of building energy efficient structures.

Entry Fee: $10 in advance or $12 at the door.
Location: Frontier Café, Gallery & Cinema, Ft. Andross, 14 Maine Street, Brunswick
Reservations recommended: 725-5222

Benefiting the Androscoggin Brunswick-Topsham Riverwalk this night of Pecha Kucha is a part of the month-long celebration of Longfellow Days—an eclectic mix of family entertainment and educational experiences. Top-flight lectures, poetry-readings, concerts, exhibits and tours. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a community-wide mix of entertainment, history and cultural enrichment.

The Androscoggin Brunswick-Topsham Riverwalk is a joint endeavor by the towns of Brunswick and Topsham, modeled after the successful restoration of the Androscoggin Swinging Bridge. With Topsham as the designated project administrator, the project has received an initial grant from the Maine Department of Transportation for funding through MDOT’s Quality Community Program, the same program that funded the restoration of the Swinging Bridge. The first grant covers up the 80% of the cost of one portion of the Riverwalk. The committee continues to fundraise and locate grants for the completion of this very worthwhile project.

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.

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